Britt’s Pick: Fern Freeman’s Ebony Necklace

Here’s what’s happening in your neck(lace) of the woods

Based on the collection of photos making the rounds on the internet of the last two red carpet events and the Fall/Winter 2017 runways, it’s reasonable to conclude that earrings have a lock on jewelry type now. But where there are necklaces, there are meaningful ones—big, statement-making, memorable pieces that don’t serve to merely adorn but, instead, to be the center of attention. This is not to say that you’re suddenly behind the times for holding strong to those delicate, minimalist chains (I do, too), and don’t hit pause on that choker collection just yet—but do make room in your showcases for more necklaces, particularly in the one-of-a-kind category. Here’s a great place to start: Designer Fern Freeman has crafted a number of pieces from materials like wood and horn—not unheard-of materials but still unusual ones, making the creations all the more noteworthy. I love this one especially, for two reasons: its shape—the way it sort of mimics the popular Y necklaces in an (obviously) larger way—and the juxtaposition of beautiful, delicate metalwork, where 20k yellow gold is used to gracefully adorn the large pieces of ebony that make up the piece. It’s at once earthy and glamorous, meaning there will be endless opportunities (and places) to wear it.

Fern Freeman ebony wood necklace #BRITTSPICK | JCK On Your Market

Necklace in ebony, leather, and 20k yellow gold with 0.44 ct. t.w. diamonds, $6,435